Poverty Simulation Provides Perspective for Nursing Students

Nursing Poverty Simulation

In real life, Ryan Menssen is a senior nursing major from St. James, Minnesota, who is well on his way to a fulfilling career in health care. But on Thursday, Menssen took on the persona of a 15-year-old kid caught in a spiral of labels and bad decisions as part of the Augustana nursing department's poverty simulation exercise.

Augustana Journalism Students Speak at National College Media Convention

The 10 students who attended the conference, photographed in Dallas by Janet Blank-Libra.

Journalism professor Dr. Janet Blank-Libra says there is an apparent disconnect between empathy and objectivity in the news media — and many journalists intentionally eschew empathy in an attempt to remain unbiased. It has even come to be seen as taboo in the media. Four Augustana students, however, are bringing the discussion of empathy into the light and are encouraging more journalists to use it to bring greater truth into their reporting.

Augustana to Offer Master’s Degree in Athletic Training

The official seal of Augustana University

Augustana today announced details for its new master’s of science degree program in Athletic Training. University officials say the new program comes at a critical time. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for athletic trainers is expected to grow by 22 percent through 2026.

Augustana Ranked No. 1 in SD by WalletHub

Augustana University Ranked No. 1 in SD by WalletHub

WalletHub's "2018 University Rankings" lists Augustana University at No. 1 in South Dakota and No. 195 nationwide among universities who offer "top-notch education at the most reasonable prices."

Research Poster by Augustana Senior Earns Regional Award

Augustana University senior Skyy Pineda

A research poster by Augustana senior Skyy Pineda, a biochemistry major from Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, was recognized at the American Chemical Society (ACS) Midwest Regional Meeting, held Oct. 18-20 in Lawrence, Kansas.

Duffy-Matzner Honored by American Chemical Society

Augustana Chemistry Professor Dr. Jetty Duffy-Matzner

Augustana's Dr. Jetty Duffy-Matzner received the 2017 E. Ann Nalley Award for Volunteer Service to the American Chemical Society (ACS). The award recognizes the volunteer efforts of individuals who have served the American Chemical Society through their local section, regional and national activities.